whistle-blower

or whis·tle blow·er

[ hwis-uh l-bloh-er, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs əlˌbloʊ ər, ˈwɪs- /

noun

a person who informs on another or makes public disclosure of corruption or wrongdoing.

Nearby words

  1. whistle for,
  2. whistle in the dark,
  3. whistle pig,
  4. whistle stop,
  5. whistle up,
  6. whistle-blowing,
  7. whistle-stop,
  8. whistleblower,
  9. whistler,
  10. whistler's mother

Origin of whistle-blower

First recorded in 1965–70

Related formswhis·tle-blow·ing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for whistle-blower

whistle-blower

noun

informal a person who informs on someone or puts a stop to something
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